Helpful Social Media Articles

United Methodist Communications offers proven tips and tricks to grow and strengthen your ministry using social media.

Check out these specially selected articles to jump start or hone your social skills:

What message works best on which social platform?

What's a social media calendar and why do you need one?

Why you need a social media comment policy

The symbol that inspires people to #act: #hashtags

How to encourage positive social interaction in the age of trolls and cyberbullies

Using Snapchat for ministry

Use Facebook ads to help make difficult church decisions

What to do when you're tired of Facebook

6 questions every church social media policy should answer

When is the best time to post to social networks?


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